TF05 Inclusive digital transformation

Inclusive digital transformation

TF05 centers its efforts on elaborating recommendations with a view to leveraging digital innovations to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, while ensuring inclusivity and ethical considerations. It aims to influence the work of the Digital Economy Working Group of the G20 Sherpa Track.

This TF tackles several critical issues through these subtopics, contributing to accelerate progress towards multiple SDGs:

5.1. Digital inclusion and meaningful universal connectivity: Recognizing the significance of access to digital tools and connectivity, the task force aims to promote ideas for meaningful and universal connectivity, ensuring no one will be left behind in the digital era (SDGs 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17).

  • Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa (South Africa)
  • Alexandre Barbosa, - Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (Brazil)
  • Christian Kastrop, GSI - Global Solution Initiative (Germany)

5.2. Digital transformation and platformization of public services: Exploring the potential of digital transformation in enhancing public services through platformization, the task force seeks to develop policy proposals that can make government services more accessible, effective, and user-friendly (SDGs 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 16).

  • Astha Kapoor, Aapti Institute (India)
  • Caroline Khene, IDS - Institute of Development Studies (United Kingdom)
  • Carolina Rossini, Datasphere (Switzerland)

5.3. Digital integrity, data protection, and cybersecurity: Emphasizing the importance of safeguarding digital integrity, the task force addresses concerns related to trust in technology, privacy and cybersecurity in the digital realm (SDGs 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, and 17).

  • Teki Akuetteh, Africa Digital Rights Hub (Ghana)
  • Luca Belli, Center for Technology and Society (Brazil)
  • Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Future Privacy Forum (Global)

5.4. New digital technologies for SDGs and decent work: Exploring the intersection of digital technologies and sustainable development, efforts are made to harness these technologies to achieve the SDGs while ensuring decent work opportunities for all. All SDGs are included in this subtopic.

  • Celina Bottino, Institute for Technology & Society, (Brazil)
  • Ramiro Albrieu, Rede Sur (Argentina)
  • Mark Graham, Oxford Internet Institute (United Kingdom)

5.5. Challenges, opportunities, and governance of Artificial Intelligence: Delving into the complexities of artificial intelligence, the task force will evaluate its challenges and opportunities while advocating for ethical governance frameworks that ensure responsible AI development and deployment (SDGs 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, and 17).

  • Boye Adegoke, Paradigm Initiative (Nigeria)
  • Stephanie Ifayemi, Partnership on AI (United States)
  • Tainá Junquilho, IDP - Brazilian Institute of Education, Development, and Research (Brazil)

5.6. Global digital governance and regulation of digital platforms: Addressing the need for global governance structures in the digital sphere, the task force will examine ways to regulate digital platforms to promote fairness, transparency, and accountability (SDGs 9, 10, 12, and 16).

  • Anita Gurumurthy, IT for Change (India)
  • Fernanda Martins, InternetLab (Brazil)
  • Maria Paz Canales, Global Partners Digital (Global)

 By engaging with these vital subtopics, the T20 Brasil TF05 endeavors to navigate the landscape of digital transformation, ensuring that technological advancements contribute positively to the realization of the SDGs while prioritizing inclusivity, ethics, and responsible governance in the digital age.

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Bruno Bioni
Co-executive director and founder-Professor, Data Privacy Brasil & ESPM
Anirban Sarma
Deputy Director, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)


Jaqueline Trevisan Pigatto
Governance and Regulation Coordinator, Data Privacy Brasil


Inclusive digital transformation
Task Force 5